If you remember, I recently shared that I was going to be beginning my Nutrisystem Journey as a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogging Program!!!! I was really excited to find out I was going to be a part of the program and was stoked when my first food order arrived on Friday, May 11th!!! First of all, I have to tell you my thoughts about the program so far. Being a picky eater, I was extremely worried about the foods that I would have to eat on the program. Boy was I wrong! I was able to hand-pick all of my meals from Nutrisystem's huge menu, choosing foods that I knew I would most likely enjoy eating. I chose everything from chicken breast to pizza which was a big sigh of relief! My breakfast choices have been my favorite so far and have included granola cereal,cinnamon rolls, blueberry muffins, pancakes, french toast and oatmeal! There have been a few of the lunch and dinner choices that haven't been my favorite but over all I have to admit that I am really surprised by the food. Now I have a better idea of what to order for next month since I have already tried so many things! I can order more of those things that I really liked and less of the things that I didn't really care for.
Most of all, I love what the program is teaching me. Before I thought it was all about WHAT you ate but what I am learning through Nutrisystem is that it is a combination of what you eat, how much you eat and your physical activity. I can honestly say that I have poured 100% into the program so far. I have followed the program without "cheating" and I have exercised daily. My exercise includes at least 30 minutes of a walk/jog combination on the treadmill and I try to get in one extra exercise session per day that usually includes some kind of muscle toning. I love Zumba and I also found an awesome kickboxing movie on Netflix that is really awesome because it breaks five different workouts up into 10 minute sessions so I can do them throughout the day instead of all at once! If you have Netflix, definitely utilize that as a free resource for workout DVD's! There are a ton on there right now including some great pilates and cardio workouts! I am pushing myself to new limits that I have never gone before and it's really rewarding. My goal this week is to lose 2 pounds and to shave 30 seconds off of my mile on the treadmill! I peaked at the scale this morning when I got up and I am already pushing that 2 pound mark with 4 more days to go in week 2 so that makes me super excited and even more motivated to keep pushing. It's been a big transition for me as my body adjusts to the new lifestyle but I think after a couple more weeks, I should be feeling great again. I have started a multivitamin to make sure I am getting my daily vitamins and I think that is helping already. I also drink a TON of water which helps keep me hydrated and feeling full throughout the day. Nutrisystem hooked me up with a water bottle that really helps me keep track of my water intake throughout the day and I have actually been drinking close to double what is required so I know I am staying good and hydrated!!
So without further ado, Week 1 results are in!! Drumroll please..........
Week 1: 7 lbs. Lost
WOOOOOOOOOOO HOO!!!! Talk about exciting!!!!! On to week 2............
*I am being provided four months of
Nutrisystem food and counsel for free as a blogger. All opinions are 100% my own*